May 24, 2024

FDA Identifies 16 Retail Locations That May Have Sold Dried Coconut Potentially Contaminated with Salmonella

The FDA has now identified 16 retail locations that were supplied with potentially contaminated bulk dried coconut. That product is linked to a multistate Salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 13 people in 5 states.

Healthy Nut Factory Organic Dried Coconut Smiles Salmonella RecallSeveral grocery stores and retail outlets have recalled bulk packages of International Harvest brand Organic Coconut Miles with UPC numberĀ 8 13449 02099 3 and the expiration date 6/1/2018. That product was sold at retail stores in New York City and Long Island.

Now, the list of cities and locations that received dried coconut from International Harvest has been published by the FDA. The recalled bulk dried coconut may have been repackaged into clear, plastic containers with grocery store labeling, or it may have been sold in bulk bins.

You can see the chart of stores and cities at the FDA web site. The companies that may have received the recalled bulk product include 14 Carrot Whole Foods in Lexington, South Carolina; 2 J’s Fresh Market in Great Falls, Montana; Boxed Greens in Tempe, Arizona; Food Works in Cheshire, Connecticut; Food Works Natural Market in Old Saybrook, Connecticut; Good Earth Co-op in St. Cloud, Minnesota (which has reported to the FDA that they did not receive the recalled product); Health Nuts in Bayside, New York; and Lazy Acres in Encinitas and Santa Barbara, California. Other venues include Moonflower Community Cooperative in Moab, Utah; Mountain Mama in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Rainbow Bridge Natural Food in Ojai, California; Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco, California; Vitamin Cottage in Lakewood and Golden, Colorado; and Wenatchee Natural Foods in Wenatchee, Washington. This list was reported to the FDA by International Harvest.

Restaurants and retail locations should not sell this product. The bins that may have stored this product should be cleaned and sanitized.

The symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea that may be bloody. If you have eaten coconut and have been experiencing these symptoms, see your doctor.

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